Rafizi Ramli (centre) with his lawyers at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya. PIX: Facebook National Feedlot Corporation NFC
Rafizi Ramli (centre) with his lawyers at the Palace of Justice in Putrajaya. PIX: Facebook

KUALA LUMPUR – The Court of Appeal retained the decision made by the Shah Alam High Court to free Rafizi Ramli after the prosecutors withdrew their appeal.

The Vice-President of PKR was acquitted on 15 November by the Shah Alam High Court from the charges under the Banking and Financial Institutions Act (Bafia) over the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) case.

With the latest decision, the court has strike off his 30 months’ imprisonment which was sentenced on him last year.

However, an appeal towards the Shah Alam High Court decision was issued by the Attorney-General’s Chamber (AGC) right after that.

Rafizi’s lawyer, Ahmad Nizam Hamid said that the Deputy Public Prosecutor had informed him that the notice of appeal on the Shah Alam High Court’s decision has been withdrawn today.

Earlier, Rafizi said that he would question the AGC for issuing a notice of appeal on his case and it has caused a political polemic recently.

The move to challenge his acquittal had come under criticism, including from Attorney-General Tommy Thomas himself, who said he was shocked that his office had filed the appeal. -MalaysiaGazette

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